Aliyu wants improved funding for physical planning in FCT
FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has called for improved budgetary provisions to implement acceptable physical planning modules for satellite towns and urban management in the nation's capital.
“This is what we faced as a professional body. The flooding which is unexpected is as a result of neglecting town planners.
“Perhaps, it is an opportunity for town planners to also sit together and see how they can salvage the situation.
“However, in the FCT and with the approval of the FCT Minister, we set up an ad hoc committee of town planners to go round the city to see what has been done and what is left undone.
“This is because if we continue to do the same thing again and again, we should not expect different result.
“I can tell you proudly that in the past, powers were usurped and realities are now telling on us. This is an era to redefine the essence of town planning in Nigeria,’’ Aliyu said.
Earlier, Mr Lekwa Ezutah, the leader of delegation and National President of the institute, commended the minister for her passion and commitment to the course of physical planning in the FCT.
Ezutah suggested that the FCT Directorate of Physical Planning should be given full latitude to exercise its functions and not subsumed under the Directorate of Engineering Services of the Satellite Towns Development Department.
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